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Pneumonia - Nursing Home Acquired


Released Date:

3/1/2015

Revised:


Title:

Diagnosis and Management of Nursing Home Acquired Pneumonia (NHAP)

Description:

Pneumoniais a very common infection in long term care facilities (LTCF). This guideline makes recommendations to assist Alberta clinicians caring for residents to:

Increase the accuracy of clinical diagnosis of NHAP
Itimely treatment for NHAP
Optimize use of laboratory and diagnostic imaging services in the diagnosis of NHAP
Optimize use of antibiotics in the treatment of NHAP
Ensure practices to prevent respiratory infections are in place in the LTCF
Facilitate teamwork and communication in the evaluation and management of residents with NHAP

Target Population:

Patients with pneumonia acquired in a LTCF

Exclusions:

Hospital acquired pneumonia (HAP) (onset within 14 days of discharge from an acute care facility)
Aspiration pneumonia
Cystic fibrosis or tuberculosis
Bronchiectasis
  
Short Description
  
  
Diagnosis And Management Of Nursing Home Acquired Pneumonia
Diagnosis And Management Of Nursing Home Acquired Pneumonia
Summary
  
Diagnosis and Management of Nursing Home Acquired Pneumonia (NHAP)
Diagnosis And Management Of Nursing Home Acquired Pneumonia
Guideline
  
Nursing Home Acquired Pneumonia Checklist
To Facilitate Timely And Accurate Communication Of Relevant Information Among The Care Team
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